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  • April 02, 2018 12:46 PM | Deleted user

    Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 10 at 11:45 AM

    MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 521 Sagamore Pkwy W., West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

    The Do's & Don'ts of Employee Handbooks
    Helping you Manage your Most Valuable Asset

    In today’s fast-changing employment environment, clarity in your Employee Handbook is of paramount importance. Join AWBO at our April meeting to learn some do’s and dont’s from industry expert Debra Elsner. 

    Speaker: Debra L. Elsner, Owner, Personnel Matters

    Debbie Elsner was born and educated in Albany, NY where she attended Maria College. She met her husband Jim, in high school. They have a son, Mark, and four grandchildren.

    Elsner began her career in HR in 1981 as she went through training to fill in for someone who was on maternity leave. She continued to work directly in HR for many years including helping other United Way Agencies while she was director of the American Red Cross. Upon retirement from Red Cross, she opened up her own business, Personnel Matters, in 2009. She is currently in negotiation to sell the business and will semi-retire, but recognizing that she's not able to sit still for too long, she has also taken a job as Operations Director at Bee Hive Homes, a memory care facility in Lafayette.

    RSVP on Facebook to help spread the word!

    Thank you to Voltisa Vasili of V's Delicacies for donating our speaker gift this month.


    Three Minute Spotlights

    Kathie York, Kathie York Proofreading

    Rhea Nowling, Limelight by Alcone

    To volunteer for a 3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business contact Joanna Retherford or Shelly Bays


    Save the Date for the Summer Social!

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5-8pm
    Thomas Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St, Lafayette, IN 47901

    Make plans now to join us for our annual Summer Social! We'll be enjoying food, wine, and desserts from these Lafayette women-owned businesses: Bistro 501, Cellar 422, and Sweet Revolution Bake Shop.


    Connect with AWBO Online

    AWBO Facebook Page - Get invitations to AWBOevents, join in discussions, and stay connected between meetings.

    If you're a member, make sure you join the AWBO Members Only Facebook Group.

    Manage your member profile, pay dues, and search the member directory at AWBO.org.


    What's Happening In Your Business?

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight.

    We want to hear about your business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or other achievements. Send in your Member News submissions to sarah@fireglowcreative.com and include "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings.AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events.

    Join Us!

    AWBO meets at 11:45 am on the 2nd Tuesdayof every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette. (Excluding June)

    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary, and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive early to enjoy lunch and networking time.

    2017-2018  AWBO Board

    President:
    Deb Plue

    President Elect:
    Debbie McGregor

    Secretary:
    Tammy Foley

    Treasurer:
    Shirley Pence

    Vice Presidents Programs:
    Joanna Retherford
    Shelly Bays

    Vice Presidents Membership:
    Linda Berryman
    Melony Ramsey

    Vice Presidents Hospitality:
    Julie Blacker
    Jennifer Betourne

    Vice President Communications:
    Lori Bauerle
    Sarah Ruh


  • March 19, 2018 11:00 AM | Deleted user

    Officer Spotlight

    Deb Plue
    Shepherd Insurance
    AWBO President

    I often find myself pondering the famous Chinese proverb by Lao Tzu, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” To share the essence of who and what I am today I must acknowledge my joyful journey began with my parents, who by their daily examples instilled in me the fundamentals of love, faith, optimism, and service to others. 

    From this vantage point in my journey, I look back at my early adult years as a young wife and mother, my years operating a family retail business, and as an active community volunteer, and I can clearly see the recurring role of caregiver and nurturer emerge. In my younger days as a child of the 50s I may have resisted and resented the label, but now I joyfully embrace it. 

    Today, I am proud to be an insurance professional serving the needs of business owners. The essence of my profession is taking care of others. It is my honor to earn the trust of my clients as they look to me to protect their families and businesses. Together we identify their risk exposures, implement strategies to eliminate or reduce those risks, and transfer the risk of financial loss to the appropriate insurance product. My reward is to see my clients enjoy their life journey knowing we have planned for the unexpected twist and turns that life brings.

    Member Testimonial 

    Melanie Nemacheck, Health by Mel

    Yvone Renz invited me to visit AWBO with her and I reluctantly agreed. Of course, the day I was able to attend, she wasn't there. I was surprised by how many members I already had a relationship with. The featured speakers are always timely and applicable to women in all types of fields. They know how to relate to every person in the room. People do business with people they Know, Like and Trust, so I am eager to learn more about each member in AWBO.

    I have found something from each speaker that I could use in my daily life. Right now, I am digging more into the personality shapes/types and how they affect not only ourselves, but our relationships with other personality types.

    The most important thing I can tell other women is that AWBO is a group of like-minded women who want to see others succeed. We don't have to compete with one another. We can compliment one another. No one person or business will be a great fit 100% of the time. Some networking groups are very category focused. AWBO invites everyone to the table. What I like about AWBO is that each month I can socialize, network, learn, and build relationships with other women in the community.

    Save the Date for the Next AWBO Meeting:

    Tuesday, April 9, 2018, 11:45 am

    Meeting Attendance for 3/13/18

    Members - 19
    Guests - 6

    It was our pleasure to welcome the following guests:

    • Kris Baker, MiKri World
    • Cindy Taylor, Habitat for Humanity
    • Jennifer Thompson
    • Bri Madren, Edward Jones
    • Rhea Nowling
    • Rachel Lopez

    Connect with AWBO Online


    AWBO Facebook Page - Get invitations to AWBO events, join in discussions, and stay connected between meetings.

    If you're a member, make sure you join the AWBO Members Only Facebook Group.

    Manage your member profile, pay dues, and search the member directory at AWBO.org.

    What's Happening In Your Business?

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight.

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events.


    • March 12, 2018 9:00 AM | Deleted user

      See You Tomorrow for our March AWBO Meeting!

      "Business Tax Update – Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2018"

      Speaker: Chris Cobbins, CPA 

      Tuesday, March 13 at 11:45 AM

      MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 521 Sagamore Pkwy W., 
      West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

      Learn more and RSVP

      Three Minute Spotlights

      Nancy Branyan, Tastefully Simple

      Jennifer Tiesing, Sitewise Digital

      To volunteer for a 3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business contact Joanna Retherford or Shelly Bays. 

      Connect with AWBO Online

      AWBO Facebook Page - Get invitations to AWBO events, join in discussions, and stay connected between meetings.

      If you're a member, make sure you join the AWBO Members Only Facebook Group.

      Manage your member profile, pay dues, and search the member directory at AWBO.org.

      What's Happening In Your Business?

      Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight.

      We want to hear about your business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or other achievements. Send in your Member News submissions to sarah@fireglowcreative.com and include "AWBO" in the subject line.

      Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events.

      Join Us!

      AWBO meets at 11:45 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette. (Excluding June)

      Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary, and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

      Arrive early to enjoy lunch and networking time.


      2017-2018 

      AWBO Board


      President:
      Deb Plue

      President Elect:
      Debbie McGregor

      Secretary:
      Tammy Foley

      Treasurer:
      Shirley Pence

      Vice Presidents Programs:
      Joanna Retherford
      Shelly Bays

      Vice Presidents Membership:
      Linda Berryman
      Melony Ramsey

      Vice Presidents Hospitality:
      Julie Blacker
      Jennifer Betourne

      Vice President Communications:
      Lori Bauerle
      Sarah Ruh


    • September 04, 2017 9:05 AM | Anonymous

      Next meeting is September 12th, 2017

      Innovation, Professor to Successful Entrepreneur

      Johnny Park, Spensa Technologies

      A journey of transitioning from a Purdue engineering professor to a technology startup founder, and some lessons learned along the way. Johnny Park will be sharing his innovation success story as well as helpful innovative tips for all business owners. This is a must-see presentation. Johnny is a headliner for Purdue Innovation. It is an honor to have him speak to our group.

      Speaker Bio:

      Johnny Park is the Founder and CEO of SpensaTechnologies. Spensa offers hardware and software solutions to help growers and trusted advisors better protect their crops from pests such as insects, weeds, and disease.Spensa gathers high-resolution data, models that data to reveal insights, and clearly presents the findings to help make the most informed decisions possible. Prior to Spensa, Johnny was a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Johnny and his wife Lisa first met when they were both Freshman at Purdue, dated for 5 years, and have been married for 18 years. They have 4 children aged 16, 14, 12, and 10.
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      Thank you...
      Thank you to Lori Bauerle with Indoff Office Interiors, for donating a gift to our September speaker, Johnny Park, Spensa Technologies.
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      August Guests
      Mary Arth-employee at Art of Framing
      Carla Barnhart-employee of Stanley Steemer
      Jessica Dill-Doulas of Greater Lafayette
      Sarah Lamar-Rubia Flowers
      Melanie Nemacheck-Health by Mel
      Stephanie Sweet
      Voltisa Vasili-V's Delicacies
      Tasha Williams-Custom Forms, Inc.
      Nathalie Duval-Couetil-Speaker
      1 Additional Guest

      27 Members
      10 Guests
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      Art Journaling Workshop


      September 6th - October 11th-Five Sessions
      Art Journaling Workshop
      AWBO Members receive 50% off
      Info: http://mailchi.mp/efcd956e30d3/youre-invited?e=[UNIQID]

      Joanna Retherford, Revision PS

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      What's Happening In Your Business?
      AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter.

      Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 20th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

      Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

      Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 
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      Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
         
      Join Us:                  
      AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
      & Bakery in
      West Lafayette. 
      (Excluding June)
      Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

      Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

       2016-17
      AWBO Board

      President  
      Melony Ramsey
      President Elect 
      Deb Plue
      Vice-Presidents Programs 
      Joanna Retherford
      Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass
      Vice-Presidents Membership
      Linda Berryman
      Isabel Hogue
      Vice-Presidents Hospitality 
      Anna Kennedy
      Debbie McGregor
      Secretary 
      Kathy Selvey
      Treasurer
      Shirley Pence
      Communications 
      Amanda Snider
      Jenna Isch 
      Special Events
      Holiday Auction
      Melony Ramsey
      Summer Social
      Deb Plue


      Contact Us:  
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      Share Program Ideas or volunteer for a 
      3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business 
      *Limit 2 per meeting*
      Contact:
      Joanna Retherford
      or
      Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass 
      -------------------Membership and Renewal
      Membership renewals for the 2016-2017 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Linda Berryman or Isabel Hogue.
       

      The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 20th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
      You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.
       


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